One of my favorite ways to save a little money is to make special occasion treats for my pups right in my own kitchen. The dogs like it too; so much so that whenever our kitchen timer goes off Luna thinks whatever is in the oven must be for her.
I have found that basic (high quality) biscuits are often cheaper to buy than to buy the ingredients. They are also great to have on hand, so I usually keep a box or two around. But, special treats for birthdays, holidays, and other special events are usually a bit more pricey.
The brands and stores know you are buying something special, so you might be willing to shell out a little extra cash for it. I think it’s especially true around the holidays. The cute, but somewhat gimmicky treats and toys are marked up quite a bit.
Because of this, I love making Luna (and now Ralph) yummy homemade treats that are worth celebrating. Plus, making your own dog treats has a few benefits!
Benefits of Baking Homemade Dog Treats
It can be cheaper!
You know exactly what the ingredients and where they came from.
You know what your dog likes, so you can customize it to their palate.
You can easily incorporate things you already have in your kitchen.
19 Easy Dog Treats for Special Occasions
Apple Crunch Pupcakes
Chinese New Year
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Strawberry Banana Carob Marble Dog Treats
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Oat and Apple Pretzels
Thanksgiving Thumbprint Cookies for Dogs
Check out our Thanksgiving recipe too!
Do you ever bake for your pets?
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